Cabin Fever Cure

Does your crew own Nerf gun(s)?  If so, keep reading.

Step 1. Let the kids develop their “targets” using toys they already have or–my personal favorite–make LEGO targets. The making of said targets kept my crew busy for half an hour. They had a blast.

Step 2. You’re going to have to make the . . . → Read More: Cabin Fever Cure

Family Narrative Experiment

Recently I read an article on how children who know their family tree and the history and stories behind it, are more confident.  Looking for some more information, I found this NY Times article and decided to conduct my own little experiment.

So, that night, I took aside the youngest and started the conversation by . . . → Read More: Family Narrative Experiment

Deep Thoughts

 

The eldest daughter walked into the living room, bleary-eyed from staying up too late the night before. “I woke up with a realization,” she said. “You know how the average person is supposed to sleep 8 hours a day?”

“Yeah.”

“That means you’ve slept at least a-third of your life away.”

Before . . . → Read More: Deep Thoughts

Spinach Celebration

One week of summer passed and I’m pleased to cross off one “Mom Summer Goal” from my list.  I wanted to increase my kiddos consumption of veggies, and vowed to make a spinach smoothie that my family would like… or at least tolerate.

 

After a few so-so trials, I found one they . . . → Read More: Spinach Celebration